Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Taking the Muslim call to prayer as his starting point, the author unravels the significance of the muezzin’s By: Kenneth Cragg Media of The Call of the Minaret. THE CALL OF THE MINARET, by Kenneth Cragg. pp. New York,. More than thirteen centuries have elapsed since Muhammad came with his message that.

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This book looks at Islamic history, the present state of the Islamic world the book was originally written in the sand trends in Muslim-Christian relations. Andrew crgg it Jan 03, Allah means “God” with the connotation English achieves by dismissing even the definite article and using the capital letter-a device which Arabic lacks. Bekadoss rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Cagg eternal and all-encompassing God is described as “the Creator Return to Book Page.

Liam added it Dec 26, Shadan marked it as to-read Dec 08, Lists with This Book. They suggest God’s eternity, cdagg, and self-sufficiency. It is for this very reason that we avoid in all that follows the use of the Anglicized Allah. The problems were not consciously deferred. This tremendous breaking of the idols, dramatized by the physical cleansing of the central sanctuary in Mecca after its conquest by Muhammad, was the supreme achievement of Islam.

They did not exist and they had no right to recognition.

The call of the minaret

All the partners whom the pagan Arabs associated with Him were truly nonentities. It was an iconoclasm which came tragically to include in its great negation also the Christian faith about Christ. The word Allah itself is grammatically incapable of a plural. Edwin Arnold’s Pearls of Faith is one familiar English rendering.


Michael rated it liked it Mar 07, The fascinating theme of Muhammad’s inner revolt against these notions and the pattern of his crusading controversy with the Meccans in the name of the Divine Unity must concern us in the tye to follow, on the second clause of the muezzin’s witness.

The same attributes are affirmed in: Before pondering further the quality of the Divine mercy, it is necessary to study the more significant of the Beautiful Names.

Its significance must be clearly understood if we are to enter validly into the meaning of the confession. The Surah of Unity Thhe cxii declares:.

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However, the author m This book looks at Islamic history, the present state of the Islamic world the book was originally written in the sand trends in Muslim-Christian relations. It may be that this brief Surah is a reply to a question from Jewish or Christian doctors as to the Muslim doctrine of God, though tradition regards it as a very early utterance before such questions could have been formulated.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. When, however, Muhammad came bringing precisely that Csll claim to exclusive worship they refused the Messenger. Brett Stuvland rated it really liked it Aug 23, It becomes clear that the Islamic call to prayer transcends the boundaries of religion, containing a summons for Christians and Muslims alike.


Skyscraper Cat marked it as to-read Jan 19, Jane rated it really liked it Mar 23, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Arabic form ilahun meaning “a god” is similar to the Hebrew and Aramaic words for deity.

Muhammad, it is true, continued to believe in the existence of angels and jinns, but he repudiated any notion that these were deities. No faith or believer, of course, can say that God is without being involved to some degree in what He is.

Now Kenneth Cragg brings the discussion into the twenty-first century in this third edition of his seminal work, complete with new ‘From dawn to after sunset the clock in the mosque punctuates the life of Islam with the consciousness of God.

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mnaret Did not God Himself say Surah 1. It has not distinguished between pagan men alienating God’s prerogatives and God in His own undivided glory working according to them.

Robert Miner rated it it was amazing Aug 20, Aug 01, Duane Alexander rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Zara marked it as to-read Aug 15, There is no valid understanding of Muslim theology that does not first strive to enter into this vivid awareness where it had its genesis.

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